Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Spaulding
Jeffrey "Jeff" D. Spaulding

64, of East Canton passed on to Heaven on Jan. 22. He was born in Canton, OH to Vivian (Douglas) and Virgil Spaulding and was a graduate of East Canton High School and Malone College. Jeff married his high school sweetheart Diana (Blanc). He was a loving father to Elizabeth Spaulding and Grace (Dan) McCormack and grandfather to Emerson McCormack. He was a lifelong teacher and coach, retiring from Osnaburg Local Schools. Jeff was an active member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and enjoyed cheering on Ohio sports teams, cooking, and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Judith Spaulding. Jeff is survived by his wife of 41 years, daughters, son-in-law, and granddaughter.

A celebration of life will be held after the pandemic has subsided. Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Tabor UMC in East Canton or the Joslin Diabetes Center.
Published by The Repository on Jan. 31, 2021.
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Jeff was a gentle giant, always liked by his friends, teachers, and coaches. Much was expected from Jeff because of his size, but what he gave better than anything was his kindness and respect. I never had Jeff in the classroom but was privileged to coach him in football. He is missed.
Gary Mull
February 20, 2021
Diana, I am so sorry to read this obituary. I have such good memories of both of you at Newcomerstown! Prayers for all of you.
Kathy ODonnell
February 4, 2021
I always enjoyed coaching with Jeff. Great insight into the game. The kicking contests at the end of practice were always fun for everybody.
God bless Jeff and your family.
Terry Henry
February 4, 2021
Jeff was always a great guy to talk to, play basketball with and he was just a positive, wonderful influence on those people with whom he interacted.
Ray Booth
February 3, 2021
Jeff was a fun guy, many great memories of times at church.
Diana and family, you are all in my prayers and thoughts.
Pam Walters
February 3, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss!
Marjorie Waers
February 1, 2021
Diana, lifting you up as you celebrate Jeff's life and legacy
Malone University
January 31, 2021
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